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‘Badly needed’ animal centre opens

The first animal welfare centre in Tanzania was officially opened in Mbezi Beach Sunday afternoon by world renowned¬†primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall. “It is desperately, badly needed,” says Goodall, praising¬†Tanzania Animal…


Mwisho St building partially collapses

A three-storey structure on Mwisho Street in downtown Dar es Salaam partially collapsed Saturday morning. According to witnesses, the front facade of the the upper floor collapsed onto the street…


March against albino killings Monday

Following recent killings of albino children, a protest has been arranged by the Tanzania Albinism Society (TAS) for Monday afternoon. The demonstration is scheduled to go from Ocean Road Hospital…


IS executioner deported from Dar

Jihadi John, the masked face of Islamic State (IS) in many beheading videos was reportedly refused entry to Tanzania and subsequently deported in 2009. The Washington Post yesterday identified the…



Police unsafe at night, close posts

Understaffed and decaying, police posts in Dar es Salaam are closing up shop at dusk because officers feel unsafe working at night. “We used to operate for 24 hours but…


Malaria alert for mainland, Zanzibar

Occasional rains during the dry season have caused an out-of-season spike in malaria cases in Dar es Salaam, IST Clinic warns. “We have been diagnosing an increasing amount of malaria…



Kidnapped albino toddler found mutilated

Killed simply for being disabled, a kidnapped toddler with albinism was found dead — his arms and legs chopped off, said Geita police commander, Joseph Konyo. Police found Yohana Bahati’s…


Send your shots: Sauti za Busara

Sauti za Busara is now over and if you’re thumbing through your photos wanting to relive the event, now is your chance to share the experience. Send your best shots…